Item 37 - Copy letter from J. G. Frazer to John Roscoe

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Add. MS b/37/37


Copy letter from J. G. Frazer to John Roscoe


  • c 1947-c 1955 (Creation)

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Trinity College, Cambridge. Dated 15 December 1907 - Is glad he has arrived safely at Mombasa; has accepted the chair of Social Anthropology at the University of Liverpool, which has no salary but no responsibilities, plans to lecture on totemism; has a plan of promoting anthropological research from Liverpool, would like to fund an eighteen month expedition to Western Australia by [Baldwin] Spencer and [Francis] Gillen and would like to fund Roscoe so that he could give himself wholly to anthropological work in Central Africa; asks how long he is committed to the C.M.S., and thinks they have not kept faith with him; asks if he would work exclusively in anthropology, and for details on where and when he would work in Central Africa and for what money; his stepdaughter [Lilly Grove] is doing well at her school in Bristol as a French teacher and will join them for Christmas; hopes Mr [Geoffrey Francis?] Archer will send more notes on the Lake Rudolph tribes; [Alfred] Hollis, [C. W.] Hobley, and Lord Mountmorres (via Dr Richard Caton) have distributed a large number of anthropological questions.

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      The name Mountmorres is corrected at bottom in R. A. Downie's hand.

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